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The savage fighting at Glendale marked the fifth day of the 1862 Seven Days Campaign. As the Army of the Potomac withdrew toward the James River, Confederates under General Robert E. Lee attempted to defeat it in detail. Fighting was intense, with approximately 6,500 casualties, including five generals wounded and one captured.
In addition to the 566 acres that we have already saved, we now have an opportunity to save an 11 acre section of the battlefield at the key Darbytown/Long Bridge Road intersection - where some of the fiercest fighting occurred.
Robert E.L. Krick, Chief Historian at the Richmond Battlefields Park, stated that "the recent preservation success at Glendale defies comparison... There has been nothing like it before in Virginia... Never before in modern times has anyone preserved a major battlefield virtually from scratch."
Let's save Glendale. Let's make history.